The First Street Fighter V Capcom Cup Champion is USA’s NuckleDu

By on December 3, 2016 at 10:46 pm

NuckleDu protected the USA with Guile’s Perfect Guard, and put all comers on the ropes with Mika’s Muscle Spirit.

Through a weekend of stunning upsets and amazing Street Fighter V play, Liquid’s Du “NuckleDu” Dang powered through the competition at full steam and claimed the top spot in Anaheim, and will be the first to have his name engraved on the brand new Capcom Cup, in addition to taking home the largest prize in fighting games to date: around a whopping $230,000 total.

His win ultimately came by defeating Evil Geniuses’ Ricky Ortiz–she rose back up from the Losers bracket to threaten him again with her spectacular Chun-Li, after he knocked her down initially in Winners Finals. Check out the full final standings for Capcom Cup 2016 here.

From all of us at Shoryuken: congratulations, NuckleDu! We knew you could du it!

Sources: Capcom Fighters (Twitch)The Esports Writer (Twitter) Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.